A beautiful, natural-sounding cinquain amidst a lovely sequence.
Rachel B. Baxter
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Thank you, Rachel :) I had no idea it would work as out as naturally sounding as it did. The fact that a two syllable line from an American cinquain can be a one word noun and the first and last line of a Didactic cinquain are nouns made it work pretty well :)

That said, I did not expect the rolling flow that the chaining would induce. It’s amazing (not a comment on my writing, but what the chaining does to the flow).

I would recommend anyone try this style of chain out (which I shall officially dub, the Lyrical Cinquain, since it reminds me of song structure), or one of the other chain types:

mirror cinquain: a sequence of a standard cinquain followed by a reverse cinquain (I’m anxious to play around with this one)

butterfly cinquain: nine-line syllabic verse of the pattern 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 2 / 8 / 6 / 4 / 2 (and this one)

crown cinquain: a sequence of five cinquains

garland cinquain: a sequence of six cinquains in which the final cinquain is composed of lines from the preceding five (generally L1 from S1, L2 from S2, L3 from S3, etc…) (maybe this one)

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